General Track Assembly
Custom Trax pieces are all
pretrimmed on the roadbed ends, so joining pieces end to end is fast and
All you need to do is trim rail ends flush with
railnippers then slip on railjoiners and apply some glue to the roadbed ends
joining the pieces together to build a continuous mainline.
To make any custom length, use a mitre
box to cut any track piece to length. (figure
A note: rail joiners
will be easier to slip on rail ends if a small sliver is removed from the tie
under the rail. To do this, just score the tie with a hobby knife on both sides
of the rail
, then slide the knife blade
under the rail to remove the sliver. This will keep the rail joiner from
snagging the wood tie stock and will give you a straight & flush joint at
are on, you can use some gel type
CNN (super glue) on the bare ends of
to make a fast, permanent joint at the roadbed ends. Be sure to
apply liberal amounts of glue, especially on the outside edges. Push the pieces
together and let dry about a minute if you use super glue.
Mounting track to turnouts is as simple as mounting
track end to end. The only additional step required is to trim away some of the
roadbed at the sides with the razor saw.
Technical note on turnouts- At the frog, all rail points
and guardrails are insulated
from each other. Rails beyond the frog are insulated from the point rails going
into the frog. To get continuity, rails beyond the point need
feeder wires. Turnouts have an
insulated throwbar to eliminate
any back wheel shorts. The
design is fully DCC compatible.